9 Free Things to Do Next Time You’re in Chicago

cabins on broken bow lake

If you’re trying to decide where to go on your next trip, you may be weighing the options based on how many free activities there are at the destination. If you’re going to be taking a trip to The Windy City, there’s a ton of entertainment for budget travelers. Chicago is full of adventure, but even better is that there are a bunch of totally free ways to stay busy.

1. Stop by Skoki Northside Sculpture Park and challenge yourself to find all of the sculptures within just one afternoon.

2. Check out the latest art exhibit or performance at the Chicago Cultural Center. Visit their website to see the latest about what’s going on.

3. The Cultural Center also hosts Weird Fridays, which is where you can meet people, dance and listen to various deejays throughout the month. Pick a Friday that will include your favorite music genre. If you’re considering moving to Chicago or you’ve recently relocated there, this is a great way to meet new people.

4. The Summer Dance in Grant Park is a great place to brush up on your moves. Not only will you learn how to dance, but you can enjoy live music, too. Want a different kind of vacation? Check out cabins on Broken Bow Lake if you’re after some solitude.

5. During the springtime, the Sharing Color Art Exhibit celebrates decades of this free painting art exhibit. It’s open to children of all ages, making it a great option for families.

6. The Second City Comedy Troupe once had talents including Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. After their normal shows, they have free improv shows that you can watch.

7. Want to meet new people? The Chicago Greeter will pair you with people who love their city and are happy to give free tours. The tours last anywhere from two to four hours and you’ll see and learn about the city like you never have before.

8. Bring the kids to the interactive Chicago Children’s Museum. Every Thursday, families can get in for free.

9. Throughout the summertime, Chicago’s Park District plays host to 250 movies outside. BYO blanket and picnic materials and make a night of it!

Who said travel has to break the bank? Invest in a plane ticket and hotel room, then fill your days without spending a dime.

Get Great Sound Everytime

Are you a musician or just an passionate hobbyist that loves to record whatever and whenever and you play your musical instrument? Well, check out the TC Electronic Level Pilot Desktop Volume Control that lets you control your monitor levels with minimum fuss and cost.

With this instrument, you get high quality, analog, stereo volume control at your fingertips and with no need for any power source, you are saving some bucks in the process too.

Check it out and who knows it may even make a great present for that musician friend of yours 🙂

The Musician Husband

So A is jamming again and I’ve never seen him happier.. and when my man is happy.. I’m happy for sure. All his “gadgets” are out and I know he’s looking to DIY some “pedal train” thingy. The last thing he DIY was his guitar wardrobe so I look forward to seeing what he come up with this time.

Anyway, I found this asian strap that I think might make a nice addition to his collection. What do you think?

guitar strap

Aquamarine for March

March is coming… and I love March. Not only is it my birthday month, but it is also my wedding month. Two in one celebration is always the best right? It is also an excuse to get a nice gift for myself right and this website sure has tickled my fancy. I just love this Aquamarine (my birth stone) ring and it won’t even cost me a hand and foot. lol! I’m loving it!

Aquamarine ring

Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infection

If you never had one of these, then you best thank you lucky stars coz it seems it is very common in women then it is in men. I know because I had it a few times already. If you develop a UTI, you’re likely to feel a pain or a burning sensation when urinating (doctors refer to this as dysuria), a need to urinate often and pain in the lower abdomen (tummy). The most recent that I had it was a month ago and I totally blame it on the water shutdown at my condo (till now we don’t know why there was no water supply suddenly). Anyway, this time I decided to try some home remedies before going to the visit my doctor.

I read somewhere online that cranberry juice (or I think cranberry tablets like the one you can find at merz apothecary), pineapple (which I love) and a high dose of vitamin C would do the trick, though it is recommended that you see your doctor if the condition persist after two days as it might affect the kidneys. So.. I up my dosage of vitamins, taking in 2000mg of soluble vitamins C, once in the morning and once at night. I also took pineapple as snacks and drank plenty of water. Naturally you know I visited the bathroom numerous times that day and night. Lol!

Oh in between all that I also took Ural that I bought from the pharmacy and that really did the helped too coz in two days I was good as new again! So next time you have this awful infection, try this home remedies and let me know ok!

ural

 

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